CLEPSO 2015 meeting - Program


Clinical Epigenetics International Meeting

Thursday March 5th – Friday March 6th, 2015

Düsseldorf, Germany



Day one, March 5th, 2015

 Get together 9:30 h – 10:00 h


Ulrich Mahlknecht, Conference Organizer


Keynote Speakers


Session Chairs: Marianne ROTS and Ulrich MAHLKNECHT


10.00 h – 10:30 h Eckart MEESE, Saarland University, Homburg/Saar, Germany

Potentials and Limitations of miRNomes in the Cancer Context


10.30 h – 11:00 h Jörn LAUSEN, Georg-Speyer-Haus, Inst. for Tumor Biology and Experimental Therapy, Frankfurt, Germany

Hematopoietic Mechanisms as Epigenetic Therapeutic Targets


11:00 h – 11:30 h Zdenko HERCEG, Internat. Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon, France

Epigenome Deregulation in Cancer: Searching for Drivers and Passengers on the Road to Malignancy


11:30 h – 12:00 h Nita AHUJA, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

Epigenetics of Gastrointestinal Malignancies


12:00 h – 12:30 h Nabieh AYOUB, Israel Inst. of Technology, Haifa, Israel

Dysregulation of KDM4A-D Lysine Demethylases Promotes Chromosomal Instability


Lunch break 12:30 h – 13:30 h


Session Chairs: Michael SCHNEKENBURGER and Agnieszka PARADOWSKA-DOGAN


13:30 h – 14:00 h James CS CHIM, University of Hong Kong

DNA Methylation of Tumor Suppressive microRNA in Myeloma


14:00 - 14:30 h Adele MURRELL, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom

Genomic Imprinting and Epigenetic Disease


14:30 h – 15:00 h Guillermo BARRETO, Max-Planck-Inst. for Heart & Lung, Bad Nauheim, Germany

Lung Cancer Epigenetics


15:00 h – 15:30 h Renske STEENBERGEN, VUmc Cancer Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Cervical Cancer Epigenetics


Coffee break 15:30 h – 16:00 h


Session Chairs: Roberto ZEFFERINO and Eckart MEESE


16:00 h – 16:30 h Lovisa LUNDHOLM, Karolinska Inst. & Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

Aberrant DNA damage response-, epigenetic- and growth factor receptor signaling in

lung cancer tumor initiating cells


16:30 h – 17:00 h Nadia ZAFFARONI, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milano, Italy

Epigenetic Changes in Prostate Cancer Metastasis: the Role of microRNAs


17:00 h – 17:30 h Tina RÖNN, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden

Epigenetic Adaptation to Regular Exercise in Humans


17:30 h – 18:00 h Marianne ROTS, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands

Epigenetic Editing: an innovative anti-fibrosis approach?


18:00 h – 18:15 h Sam ROSE, Clinical Epigenetics, Senior Journal Development Editor, BioMedCentral

The Clinical Epigenetics Journal


20:00 Dinner







Day two, March 6th, 2015


Session Chairs: Richard PESTELL and Osman EL-MAARRI


9:00 h – 9:30 h Jonathan TURNER, Centre de Recherche Public de la Santé, Luxembourg

Epigenetic Control of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Axis and Immune Phenotypes


9:30 h – 10:00 h Wolfgang WAGNER, Helmholtz Inst. for Biomedical Engineering, Aachen, Germany

Epigenetic Mechanisms of Aging


10:00 h – 10:30 h Manfred JUNG, University of Freiburg, Germany

Epigenetic Drug Discovery



Coffee break 10:30 h – 11:00 h



Session Chairs: Margit CICHNA-MARKL and Nita AHUJA


11:00 h – 11:30 h Asaf HELLMAN, The Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical, Jerusalem, Israel

DNA Methylation Profiles in Cancer


11:30 h – 12:00 h Albert JELTSCH, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

Functional Effects of Somatic Tumor Mutations in Epigenetic Enzymes



Lunch break 12:00 h – 13:00 h



Session Chairs: Ulrich LEHMANN and Kim ANDRESEN


13:00 h – 13:30 h Thomas EGGERMANN, RWTH Aachen, Aachen, Germany

Epigenetics and Imprinting Disorders


Chiara RAGGI, Humanitas Clinical and Research Center, Rozzano, Italy

Epigenetics of Liver Cancer


13:30 h – 14:00 h Therese Marion MURPHY, University of Exeter Medical School, Devon, UK

The Epigenetics of Mood Disorders


14:00 h – 14:30 h Thomas FLEISCHER,  The Norwegian University Hospital, Oslo, Norway

Breast Cancer Epigenetics


Coffee break 14:30 h – 15:00 h



Session Chairs: Wolfgang SCHULZ and Wim Van Den BERGHE


15:00 h – 15:30 h Samir Kumar PATRA, National Inst. of Technology Rourkela, Orissa, India

Epigenetic mechanisms and lipid raft signaling in human colon cancers


15:30 h – 16:00 h Jana JESCHKE & Francois FUKS, Free University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

Epigenetics: From Mechanisms to Genome-Wide Profiling in Cancers


Christine Guo LIAN, Karolinska Inst. and Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

Melanoma Epigenetics


16:00 h – 16:15 h Ulrich MAHLKNECHT

Concluding Remarks, End of Congress